I have two author events coming up.  Here are the details.

Canadian Authors Association
Toronto Branch Mystery Crime Writing Panel
Thursday, May 16, 2013.
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Northern District Branch of Toronto Public Library, Room 200

40 Orchard View Boulevard
 Myself and fellow mystery writer Rick Blechta will be reading from our books, talking writing, and answering questions.

The next event is the following week.
Crime Writers of Canada’s Books ‘n’ Beverages
Thursday, May 23
Q-Space on College St. just east of Bathurst.
 Drinks and mingling start at 7 p.m. with readings starting at 7.30 

I’m not sure how many authors are going to be there, but it’s a good chance to come and check out some new writers and maybe add them to your reading list.

Toronto Life


Pilkey spent 15 years as a beat cop in 51 Division, a jurisdiction that includes  Moss Park and Regent Park. It’s an aptly gritty setting for his debut thriller, which follows a rookie cop on the hunt for a murderer.

Sorry, but we have to ask: how much of the novel is based on your own experience? Jack Warren, the protagonist, is definitely me, and a lot of the scenes are inspired by true stories. At one point, Jack goes on a medical call and finds a guy in a tiny room. It looks like he hasn’t left the apartment in years. His toenails have grown so long that there are cockroaches nesting under them. I was on that call.

A Novel Cop: Brent Pilkey takes readers on a tour of Toronto’s toughest ‘hood  Click Here to Read More


Toronto the Good.  That’s the  nickname my city bestowed on itself.  But  there is another Toronto,  a dark, dangerous city hidden beyond the bright lights.  It is a world of violence, drugs,  prostitution, robberies, weapons.   Welcome to my world, welcome to 51 Division